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I was younger then, but only by months.
Curiosity settled unbearably throughout my limbs
And I waited
Patiently for you to carry yourself down wooden stairs
Rightleftright – my ear against olive-colored carpet
To make sure that coast was clear
Hands resting on hinge of drawer and pulling
I reached inside, ransacked and shifted through its contents
And uncovered your thoughts in journal form (success)
I remembered then how embarrassment
Burnt my cheeks red
Everything you said when you found the
Monster I had hidden in the sheets beneath my bed
And I recalled your tears
The shape your body took, fetally curled
With your knees against your chest
You wept endlessly.
Fearing flood or revenge
I tossed and turned that night, grasping the fact
That I had failed you and again –
When I opened that leather cover and divulged
Your evenly spaced print to my eyes and that entry
I had watched you record on blue printed lines
Night prior, before dark, before saying
“Sharpen this, please!” in an angry tone
From across the hall and again –
With a clean-cut graphite tip you wrote
“October twenty-second …”
In the uppermost corner and proceeded with
“My Journal, I have never felt so alone …”

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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PerfectMGymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm
beautiful! i could feel the emotion!
 
Monkee63 said...
Mar. 24, 2011 at 9:39 am
I reallt feel the emotion coming out of this poem!
 
bochoyboy said...
Mar. 24, 2011 at 9:37 am
It was alright.
 
MissingPiece said...
Mar. 23, 2011 at 9:57 am
Great job i can really Feel the emotion i loved it
 
marzapan said...
Mar. 2, 2011 at 5:21 pm
i loved it! keep on writing, you are very good at it. :)
 
hijkmichelle replied...
Mar. 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm
its very good 
 
Leah P. said...
Mar. 2, 2011 at 9:39 am
Very good descriptive words and voice. Nice job.
 
MichaelaMalefic said...
Feb. 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm
nice, i like it
 
El-Ninio said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 8:55 am
Great poem. keep up the good job.
 
star3033 said...
Feb. 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm
Definitely keep writing poetry.
 
Broken_Beyond_Repair replied...
Feb. 17, 2011 at 12:45 pm
I agree. Very good peice. <3
 
button_nose1194 said...
Feb. 8, 2011 at 12:05 pm
I really like way the imagery ties in with the poem.  It is very nice indeed.
 
HisPurePrincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 8, 2011 at 10:55 am
very well written, shows the feelings and doesn't tell them.  i could really get into the emotion of the piece.  well done!
 
be_silent said...
Feb. 8, 2011 at 9:36 am
don't understand it for the most part, but you are very talented, keep it up, i look forward to reading more.
 
Nick121 said...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm
nice job !!!
 
kmarie14 said...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm
this poem is ..... well just amazing!!!!!! :)
 
fragileblackorchid said...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 7:27 pm
lolz its the same guy who commented neatively on my work too so ignore him lolz, its actually a bit amusing to me
 
fragileblackorchid replied...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 7:36 pm
o oops, this was meant to go underneath a comment, sorry
 
YoungsurvivorLiz said...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm
I had to read it twice, to understand it. This is exellente!!! Incredibly touching. Your are a great writer. 
 
theMidnightSonnet said...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm
Holy... this is spectacular. Intense and mesmerizing. You have a talent.
 
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